I saw a video recently on YouTube that inspired this article. It was beyond amazing. The link is below, at the end of this article. Watch the video until the very end.
Watching this video got me thinking about how we believe that change is hard, difficult. That in order to effect great change, we must make a big move, take a big step, do something outrageously daring in order for things to happen, in order to shift our lives in a new direction.
So we do nothing because we believe that we have to do something so big and so unfamiliar from the way we normally operate that the thought of doing so scares the beetlejuice out of us. And so we wait. And wait. And wait some more. And nothing gets done, no change happens, no growth occurs because we’re afraid of going where we haven’t been, of taking action, or, rather, taking NEW, unfamiliar, action.
And thus we continue to get what we’ve gotten because we keep doing what we’ve done. Unhappy but too afraid of what that step towards change will look like, we continue to wish and hope while staying with the status quo.
It’s not true. Big change does not require a big step.
If you’ve been reading my newsletter or blog for a while, you know I’m all about being real. In one of my past newsletters, I wrote about stepping up and being the person I want to be now, today. Not next month or next year, but TODAY. Because, in order to have the life that I want, I must BE the person that can have that life.
If you’re familiar with the law of attraction, you know that in it’s simplest form it’s about like attracting like. The Tracy that has a huge business is NOT the Tracy I am right now. It’s not possible with the me that I am now, but it is possible with the me that will be. (Hmmm…I’m channeling Dr. Seuss, lol). But the amount of growth required for me to become that future me doesn’t have to take 10 years. It can happen quickly, in a quantum leap.
You see, many of us feel that certain things are harder to do than others. We think that it will take a monumental effort to change. But what if that was a lie? What if that was a lie we tell ourselves to keep us from stepping forward into the life we want? That life will be different, it will be unknown. And it is the job of our ego to keep us safe and doing what we’ve always done. That side of ourselves does not like the unknown because it has no control over it.
What if a big monumental effort wasn’t really required at all? What if that one small step led us to the next small step and the next and so on until we are at our destination faster than we ever thought possible?
Energetically, it’s all the same to the universe. My late spiritual mentor used to tell me, “Tracy, it takes as much effort for the universe to form a mountain as it does to create a $10 million business. There is no difference in the amount of energy needed, it’s all the same, regardless of the scope or size of whatever you can imagine. It’s all the same.” And my life experiences have proved this to me over and over again.
So, an astronaut flying to the moon for the first time is considered the same energetically by the universe as the person that has never swam putting that first toe into the ocean. We make it SEEM bigger than it is and take ourselves out of the game. Allowing the fear of what could happen to stop us from the life we truly want.
I am drawing a line in the sand. (For you Trekkies, this is when Captain Jean Luc Picard drew his line in the sand, figuratively, against the Borg and said, “This Stops Here!” Love Patrick Stewart!) This putting things off because I think it’s too hard is a load of horse poop and I will not indulge in that mindset anymore.
Here is how I choose to begin: by getting up 45 minutes earlier every morning to practice my own method of radical self love which, for now, is meditating and journaling. Where will this lead? I have no idea. I’m not sure how this next step will take me where I want to go. But I am feeling a persistent, inner urging to become that future me, now, right now, today.
Who are you being called to BE today? And how will you choose to begin that journey? Listen to those inner urgings for they are calling you to that greatness that lies within. That greatness that is calling us to DO, BE, HAVE. That greatness that we try to hide from, try to ignore, because it seems too hard, too difficult, too scary. It really isn’t. Truly. Don’t believe that lie anymore. Try it out. You can always stop and go back to your old ways. But I bet you won’t because once you begin that journey, you’ll realize the truth: that true change doesn’t have to be monumental effort. It just has to be different.
Tomorrow morning, at 3:30am, I’ll be up meditating and journaling and on the road to BEing my future self, today. And, of course, all while wearing lipgloss.
In love, I am
Video Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnDeo0yhIws